Charter Standard Club and Youth League of the year awards for North Devon

Bideford AFC Youth have been presented with the prestigious Charter Standard Club of the Year award at the annual Devon FA awards ceremony in Newton Abbott.

A judges panel comprising senior FA officials recognised Bideford AFC Youth with the award for upholding high standards of development and good practice in delivery.

As well as the award for the club, the West Country Cleaning Services North Devon Youth League won the Charter Standard Youth League of the Year award.

Bideford's achievement is a remarkable one - the youth side was only formed two years ago, and already has around 100 children enjoying football in its ranks.

A statement from the club said: "We are very honoured to receive this award, and the credit belongs to the coaches, parents, players and officials who work hard for the benefit of all.

"We are particularly grateful to Torridge District Council and to Bideford and Northam Town Councils who have given us tremendous support in establishing the Club."

The next aim for the club is to establish a girls' team by working in partnership with Bideford Ladies FC.

For more information about Bideford AFC Youth and the up and coming girls' team, contact Head Coach Pete North on 01237 478840 (H) 07543 827224 (M), or email pjnorth44@gmail.com. You can also contact Vanessa Saunders on 01237 424630 (H) or 07791 335946 (M).